If you didn’t already know, Jeremy Roenick has a new book out that based on the excerpt that I’ve included later on in this post from Deadspin, promises to be a smash hit. Roenick who we all know is colorful, outspoken, and never one to shy away from the microphone, can tell some great stories. After a long and successful NHL career you can bet that he has a lot to say.
As you know from reading our new site, and our former site, I am a huge fan of both Jeremy Roenick as well as Mike Keenan. Go ahead, shoot me, but I have my reasons, and can back up any response that you have, including accusing me of being crazy. For those of you that thought Keenan was a loose cannon here in Florida, wait till you read some of what Roenick has to say in the excerpt that appeared in Deadspin. It’s loaded with a number of wacky and sordid tales of late night tomfoolery as told by Roenick, who was very fortunate in a couple situations to come out alive.
Roenick credits Keenan for molding him into the hockey player that he became, and for me it was a pleasure to watch that unfold in person while I lived in Chicago. Roenick also admitted the same thing when he accounced his retirement a couple of years ago.
If you’re wondering what to get me for Christmas, JR’s book and some Molson Canadian will be just fine!
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